We have come across many discussion sessions and debates on the slogan ‘Mera Jism Meri Marzi’ that was first enchanted during the Aurat March. Since then, every year on Women’s Day, Aurat March is carried out and this slogan is chanted even more soundly than the first time. The reason behind it is that it was the most criticized slogan and gave rise to a new debate that seems to be never-ending now. The male community criticized it the most considering it vulgar and going against the Islamic laws sort of a slogan. However, the participants of the Aurat March didn’t step back from it. Rather they gave it more hype that it even made way to the discussions on mainstream media. Well… some of the people have the view that ‘Mera Jism Meri Marzi’ is a misinterpreted slogan from Aurat March. The super stunning actress Mahira Khan also thinks this way and has explained the real meaning. Let’s find out further details!
Mahira Khan Explains Aurat March Slogan ‘Mera Jism Meri Marzi’!
Wondering about what was the main idea behind the slogan ‘Mera Jism Meri Marzi’ from Aurat March? Well… here is how Mahira Khan has explained it.
While speaking to Mira Sethi on her talk show, the Raees actress explained the misunderstood slogan that caused a furore all across the country last year. This outrageous response gained strength with the courtesy of the infamous writer Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar.
The Humsafar star explained the reason and significance behind her choice to march every year alongside other women to demand basic human rights. She said:
“It’s important for me to march every year because my voice has weight. When I go to the Aurat March, I make it a point to tell everyone that this is what I believe in. It does not benefit me but it is important for the women here, so I will represent them,”
While adding to her stance, she further explained:
“Nobody will go and ask them to explain their slogans and chants, but the media comes to me. So I want to utilize my two minutes to explain and educate on behalf of those women.”
What ‘Mera Jism Meri Marzi’ is actually about?
Mahira said while explaining the misinterpreted slogan:
“When I say ‘Mera Jism Meri Marzi’, I don’t mean I want to strip my clothes off and run around naked! I mean to say that I am a human and this is my body, so it is up to me whether I allow you to stare at it or touch it, or not. It means that I can report to you if you don’t comply. It means that I can take an action against you if you harass me because you have no right over MY body.”
So, what do you think about the explanation of the slogan as Mahira Khan stated? Don’t forget to share your valuable feedback with us!